Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reggae Sumfest "Greatest Reggae Show on Earth" 22 Years and Still Going Strong in 2014

Reggae Sumfest 2014 is in it's twenty second staging and it's organisers promises a spectacular showcase.

Young, vibrant and current US RnB and Hip-Hop artistes Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa and Future are among this year's list of international entertainers to take the stage. The 2014 line up for the prestigious reggae show will also include performances by Sean Paul, Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Freddie McGregor, Sanchez, Jah Cure, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Beenie Man and Popcaan to name a few.

As with the annual event, performances by the artistes/entertainers extend over three days from July 17 to 19 but is usually cushion in with pre-parties such as a 'special rave' party that was held at Aquasol Theme Park in a setting reminiscent of Brazil's Copacabana Beach on July 13 and was hosted by DJs Nico, ZJ Sparks, Crazy Neil and Coppershot, offsetting a World Cup Football vibes in tandem with the live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Finals between Germany and Argentina. The second pre-party is schedule for Tuesday July 15 at Pier One which will be transformed into an 'All White' party hosted by DJs Bambino, Kentucky and Smoke.

The big nights are designed to satisfy fans of Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-Hop and RnB music. The most anticipated of the three is Dancehall Night which commences Thursday July 17 then followed by International Night 1, Friday July 18 and International Night 2, Saturday July 19 all staging takes place at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. "Everything is on track for completing all the intricate details necessary to make the show a success.." the event Technical Producer, Martin Lewis told the Jamaica Gleaner.  

Reggae Sumfest is the largest concert festival in Jamaica, taking place each year in mid-July in Montego Bay.  The festival started in 1993 and often attract young crowds and features a variety of Jamaican reggae artists.  In keeping with their motto, 'Promoting Music, the Universal Force' organisers over the years have sought to also present other music forms to a diverse audience. To this end, the event have been successful at presenting Rihanna, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blidge, Destiny Child, 50 CENT, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Lionel Richie and the Temptations to name a few.

"The live shows will bring the very best of Jamaican production to the 'Greatest Reggae Show on Earth" with carefully balanced sensory enticements as the sound and lightning quality is expected to rival the best in the world...." Executive Directory Johnny Gourzong told the Jamaica Gleaner.